Stager/Shipping Assistant in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 4/1/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​


  • Works with the corporate logistics group to execute pre-booked S.T.P.O’s in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Communicate weekly capacity needs to carriers and corporate logistic planning groups.

  • Work with planning to coordinate inbound component loads to support the production schedule and make adjustments as needed per schedule changes or line proficiency.

  • Works with planning, distribution, logistics and plant supervision to execute direct ship to customer programs.

  • Execute emergency shipments and arrange transportation for unexpected changes and/or requirements.

  • Coordinate the drop trailer pool and schedule live loads when capacity dictates.

  • Independent discretion and decision making required to assess, determine and execute   most efficient routing of all inbound and outbound shipments, to/from Fort Madison Plant. 

  • Coordinating plans and shipments to off-site warehouses.


  • Support Scotts Safety Culture to ensure the Health and Wellness of all Associates.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in transportation scheduling, shipping assistant role or equivalent role. 

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required; Associates Degree highly preferred.

  • SAP, TMS or equivalent logistics planning tools, critical thinking skills, high-level understanding of plant operations.

  • Multi-tasking, effective verbal and written communication skills, Organized, well versed in Excel 

  • Flexible around work hours, rotating shifts, and available for overtime.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written with internal and external co-workers, customers, suppliers, etc.

  • Ability to work effectively with the team members at all levels and follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple simultaneous tasks, with interruptions.

  • Must be able to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.

  • Excellent attendance record.

  • Ability to utilize SAP inventory system, excel spreadsheets and e-mail.

  • Follow all Safety Guidelines to ensure that all associates remain uninjured.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.